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Both lanes of Twigg Bridge open to traffic

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Photo by Hellen Edwards

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has removed temporary traffic signals and barrels on Route 3 at the John Andrew Twigg Bridge over the Piankatank River, and two lanes of traffic are now open.

Work is substantially complete on a two-year, $10.9 million rehabilitation of the Twigg Bridge, which connects Mathews and Middlesex counties.

VDOT and its contractor, Precon Marine Inc., replaced the bridge deck and superstructure, as well as the bridge’s railings and fenders.

With the completion of this work, there is no longer a posted weight limit on the bridge. Previously, the bridge had a weight limit of 27 tons for single-unit trucks, and 40 tons for tractor-trailers. In addition, the bridge is no longer structurally deficient.

Approximately 7,245 vehicles cross the Twigg Bridge every day.

Motorists may encounter brief single-lane closures in June 2014 as final tasks are completed underneath the bridge, and work zone equipment is removed.

posted 06.02.2014

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